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in michigan and we're there. good morning, everyone, governor snyder is about to sign legislation that makes michigan the 24 right to work state. the unions want to stop it. they're out in force at the capital. it could get ugly. gas prices are tumbling in st. louis. listen to this, at 3.32 a gallon nationwide the price is still the highest ever for this time in december. california, a national carbon tax could be on the the way, they've got one already, how is that working out? and china may be the number one economy soon. really? "varney & company" about to begin. >> right off the top, breaking news for you now. fox business learned that a group claimed to be aligned with terrorism is threatening to launch a massive attack against u.s. bank websites and made that threat in the fall and this is a new threat set to start this week, we hear. and a list of banks targeted includes j.p. morgan chase, bank of america, u.s. bancorp, pnc financial services and suntrust banks. more details when we've got them. the power and might of unions on display today and being tested. you will see huge protes
point, bracing for protests. thousands battling over michigan's right to work. will the governor reconsider the controversial measure. >>> and president obama and house speaker boehner mum on fiscal cliff negotiations. and a sign that a deal could be near. >>> new world order, the economy growing at an enormous rate in china, and in a few years it will surpass the u.s. what it means, coming up. >>> dozens of homes damaged in the south, ripping off roofs and damaging trees. more to come. stamp watch, straight ahead. >>> lots to talk about this morning. the next two hours, we'll talk with steve israel. jeff sessions, sandy levin, rahm emanuel and businessman javier paolomarez, ed burns, frankie monday easy, and chuck leavell. "starting point" begins right now. welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, angry, united. bracing for protests in michigan as the state is poised to become the most unionized right to work state. as many as 10,000 unionized workers expected at the state capitol to voice their disapproval of the measure. some of them teachers, two detroit area school
of the united states steps into a very intense political fight in michigan and he's definitely taking sides. we're also looking into what's behind the dramatically lower prices showing up at gas stations near you. and life-saving television. we have an amazing look at an underground tv channel run by rebel fighters in one of the most dangerous cities in the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with president obama getting into a new fight with republicans and it's a fight he may actually lose. this afternoon in detroit, the president blasted a package of anti-union bills. michigan republicans, governor, is ush pushing through his state's legislature. >> what we shouldn't do, i just got to say this, what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. >> even though the cheering went on for nearly half a minute, it looks like those anti-union bills may, in fact, have enough support to pass michigan's legislature, despite union threats of massive demonstrations. cnn's alison kosik is in the capital, lanc
creating jobs right here in redford, right here in michigan. right here in the united states of america. >> rhetoric like that might be working. look at the headline today. end game approaching as it's looking more and more likely that the republicans forced to give in on taxes. house speaker john boehner after a secret white house meeting this weekend says the lines of communication between both sides remain open. but what would the gop demand for a concession on taxes and how much leverage do they have left? let's bring back dr. jay john allen for politico. how are you, sir? >> doing very well. i was concerned about the wheel of misfortune there on the fiscal cliff. >> i'm worried about it, too. but let's talk about that. how much leverage do the republicans have? we know that the president has leverage because elections matter but what kind of leverage do the republicans have? >> i think the president wants to get this taken care of, not worry about a debt ceiling in the future and the republicans with their effort in that debate and some negotiating room for the republicans. they wo
. >>> joining me now is michigan congressman mike rogers, chairman of the house intelligence committee, also a former fbi agent. thanks for being with us. what is the significance and what do we know about the success of this, because there had been prior attempts, all failures, but this one seems to have worked. >> it seems to have worked according to plan and maybe worked beyond what we expected and maybe even what the north koreans expected. this puts them clearly on a path, you know, there's that three-legged stool of trying to get a nuclear weapon you can deliver some place and detonate. the mission portion of that is a very important portion of that, so this is a very serious, very provocative steps, certainly in violation of u.n. resolutions, and this is a big moment for the international community. and i would specify china about their ability to step up and engage and change the mind of north korea on its pursuit of a nuclear weapon program that can weaponize it, put it on the top of a missile, and fire it some place. >> how concerned are we right now about a nuclear test, another n
they, depardu. and new at ten demonstrators in michigan should take note. earlier this year, indiana approved right to work laws. what secretary is the result? i'll tell you, more jobs. at the top of the hour how many more jobs that state will already have added. it's the time when i tell you that time is money and so in 30 seconds, here is what else we've got for you. just how many people are offended when someone wishes them a merry christmas, i'm going to find out. i'll say that to the head of the american atheists, chrysler workers caught on camera drinking and smoking pot get their jobs back. we'll talk to the reporter who broke the story two years ago. how many gun stores are there in america? how many grocery stores are there? the comparative numbers my surprise you. we've got a lot of opinions coming in to us on "varney & company" and we want to keep it flowing. is how you reach us. i've got seven early movers for you, high profits, but less money coming in in the packaging company, greece it's called. what's with the stock? it's up about 4%. the rare e
and former rnc chairman the notorious michael steele. in a few minutes president obama will land in michigan where he will begin touring and delivering a speemp at an engine manufacturing plant. it is the next stop on the great reasonableness tour of 2012 calling for tax hikes on the rich and meeting with working class, ordinary americans rather than beltway politicians. behind closed doors the occasionally unreasonable fiscal negotiations continue. the president met with house speaker john boehner at the white house on sunday, though aides from both sides kept mum on the details of their discussions. a new poll by politico and george washington university shows that three in five americans back raising taxes on the wealthy, which echos the results from election day and a washington post-abc news poll released recently. in the meantime, some on the right seem to have come to terms with the inevitable, including former republican senator alan simps simpson. >> if anybody out there that is "rich" doesn't think their taxes are going up, the drink is on me. >> even with reality from some in his
of michigan on that issue today that we're going to be getting to. there is news about who is going to be in the united states senate in this next congress. we found out yesterday who is being tapped to replace senator jim demint, who is leaving the senate. we also found out yesterday who might replace john kerry if he leaves the senate to be secretary of state. we found out today who is the odds-on favorite to replace long-time hawaii senator daniel inouye, who died yesterday. we've got all that news ahead. >>> but we begin tonight with something that is an important story in its own terms. but for those of us at msnbc and nbc news, it is also an incredibly emotional thing. and i can tell you, it ends with good news. it ends with this news, which i can say personally was greeted by all of us as the best news in the world when we saw it. it's nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel, looking a little disheveled, a little less groomed than usual, but as you can see, looking like himself. on the left this is ghazi balkiz and john klooister, a long-time nbc news photographer. th
's for sure. >> the cliff and some of the stuff happening in michigan as well. >>> netflix received a notice from the s.e.c. regulators warning that they may bring civil action against the company and reed hastings for violating public disclosure rules by posting something on facebook. back on july 3rd the ceo posted and here's the quote netflix monthly viewing exceeded 1 billion hours for the first time ever in june which seems -- he thought that was fairly innocuous, but the s.e.c. says it violates regulation fd which is the public disclosure. you have to make full and fair public disclosure of what would be considered material nonpublic information. and hastings says this is crap. he's dismissing the s.e.c. contention saying he did not believe that the post was material on facebook. in a letter yesterday he also suggested that because the post was accessible to more than 244,000 subscribers to the page, it was very public. shares of netflix not much happened. there are other things happening with the company, too. we'll talk with an analyst who covers netflix in about 11 1/2 minutes. >>>
. michigan, parts of indiana, blowing, drifting snow, wind gusts on the shores much lake michigan over 0 mil50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in the next 48 hours or so. along the mountains and across the east side of the great lakes, mostly rain today. looking ahead toward next week. a chance of snow after christmas. let's get through today. >> exactly. my strategy. let's get through today, worry about it when we're there. >>> the wind and rain so powerful in alabama, they uprooted a mercedes dealership's massive billboard. that's the billboard right there. send it crashing into an suv. 50 cars damaged. strong winds flipped some of the cars and downed power lines and debris damaged other cars as well. >>> other stories to talk about this morning. good morning to up. >> thank you, soledad. 2 1/2 hours from now, everything will stop in connecticut and in state
's a different story in the great lakes. it's a winter wonderland anywhere in the state of michigan. it snowed hard last night, northern indiana and much of the state of ohio right now is seeing snow. careful driving, interstate 70 going across the lower portions of the great lakes and the ohio valley. and the winds are gusting, too. we probably have a little bit of blowing and drifting snow in indiana, michigan and ohio. and again, those winds this morning around new york city could get as high as 60 miles per hour. the worst of it coming in the next three hours. so keep that in mind as you're driving on the roads or doing anything outdoors. as far as snowfall goes, over the next 24 to 48 hours, we're going to get lake-effect bands. we're also going to see snow on the backside of this big storm. western new york will get a good coating of snow between three to six inches in most locations. so the forecast over the next three days, today's the worst travel day by far, great lakes and the northeast. thankfully as we go through the weekend, it's a little chilly across the country, but the weathe
heading to michigan to rally autoworkers' support for higher taxes on the wealthy and greater investment in u.s. manufacturing. the president traveled to a suburb of detroit touring an engine plant that's announcing a $100 million expansion in production and jobs. and even as the president touted that economic bright spot, he renewed his case to extend tax cuts for 98% of americans that are due to expire at the end of the year. >> how many of you can afford to pay another $2,200 in taxes? not you? >> no! >> that's a hit you can't afford to take. and by the way, that's not a good hit for businesses either. >> the president's urgent push come as the white house and congress enter the deadline phase in their negotiations to get a deal passed by next friday, the last day congress is in session. president obama and house speaker john boehner know they have to reach agreement this week if there's to be a deal, which is why they met behind closed doors on sunday. spokesmen for both men say that lines of communication remain open with the president reiterating today that he's up for a big deal.
to think? lake michigan and all the warm air that comes that comes off the lake. it melted the snow. the surrounding states got clobbered. wisconsin had 20 inches of snow. parts of dane county and medicine. iowa, looking at depths of snow that they haven't seen since 2009. central illinois covered with snow. here in the windy city, where we have the ability to make it difficult for you to get over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house -- if you get there late come he can't blame o'hare now because things are cooking along. ashley: mike tobin, thank you, sir. more now on the fiscal cliff. how automatic spending cuts on january 2, affect defense contractors for. joining us now is charles wald, a retired four-star general. general, thank you for joining us. if nothing is done, we got the fiscal cliff. $35 billion or 10% of the defense budget will be cut. can it handle that kind of back? >> were the things that has been missed is the uncertainty over the last year. in particular, the last six months. but the the budgetary cuts have already started to take place from the
's in michigan today with extension from daimler. >> no, that's right. ironically michigan might vote to become a right-to-work state which could help their manufacturing competitiveness, as well. but thatroceeen going on for 20 years. now, look, we think we probably need to cut the corporate tax rate and have a territoriality agreement so we stop trying to tax profits of u.s. domiciled countries twice. but if we can do those things we think manufacturing will start coming back. it's not going to really happen in a major way in '13. but you know, '14, '15, these benefits will start to accrue to the economy and if it looks like there's a real strong case for a pickup in earnings growth, in '14, then the market will start to price that in the backup of '13. >> we spend so much time talking about what's going to happen in washington over the next 20 days. it's nice to actually have a conversation about what will happen in the next twelve months. brarry, thank you so much. >> i had to force myself to do it. >> barry knapp at barclays in new york. thanks, man. where's the love for the twinkie? today
together in michigan while they were both recovering from their injuries from world war ii. two great friends. soledad back to you in newtown. >> my goodness and the story of what he did, what happened when he lost his arm and how he was able to save himself in world war ii, that is an incredible story. thanks, john, appreciate it. >>> the horror of newtown brings to mind so many other shootings, the assassination attempt on arizona congresswoman gabby give fords, january 8th of 2011 and left six people dead. among those wounded was ron barber, giffords district director. he took down when she stepped down. he won a full term last month. congressman barber thank you for being with us. >> good morning, thank you for having me on. >> it's my pleasure. what was it like to hear about this tragedy? it's not even been two years since the shooting that injured you and injured gabby giffords. does it just take you back to that day to almost two years ago? >> yes, it did, and it did for my whole family, particularly my grandchildren, who were affected then, and i think even more profoundly aff
arbor, michigan, is domino's ceo patrick draw. patrick, are you -- can you do this? i really should recuse myself. i had -- >> he's already been eating the pea sxwap. >> and last night i ordered two pizzas and garlic bread. it was like $31, patrick. you guys are -- you're doing all right for yourself. i have to let becky do this interview because i'm bias. >> and did you deliver those pizzas? i don't think you did. i think we already did some -- how is pizza? you redid the menu. are you where you want to be in terms of the new menu and quality at dominos? >> yeah, we absolutely are. business has been great the last couple of years. you know, through the third quarter it was still strong this year. worry about europe a little bit. we've still held together there. that's the region of the world we worry about more than others. asia is still strong. latin america has held up pretty well. >> do you have plans to get any healthier? is that something -- i'm not saying you're not, but you know the way to political winds are blowing, you've seen mcdonald has some success and, you know, we'r
a statement, markets pulled back. they had rallied back after the university of michigan data. they were back at the morning's highs. people said, wait a minute. if it's a deal, wouldn't both of them be making a statement. it's something that you keep in the back of your mind. if you ever hear they're going to make a joint statement, the mashlt will probably take off, sensing that that's the deal. this morning they pulled back in anticipation of his speaking because he was speaking along and then they pulled back on his statement which seems edseemed progress so far. >> it might be a free pass. so many different variables. sandy, the election, holiday workers. you say three asterisks. >> yeah, i think it has to have three asterisks, it doesn't fit in with initial claims and other items. they said sandy had no impact on the number. i think that may be because the number was basically taken before the impact was held. i think they're going to see a lot of revisions here. >> next week setting up. it's going to be another big one. same store sales from various companies and, of course, the fed. >
of things. a stretch of michigan could see mixing. into friday the system makes its way to the east coast. new york dealing with rain in the morning. d.c. may be safe from that. on the back side, a lot of us will be cooling down. a big-time travel week, especially toward the holiday season. so a number of things to keep a close eye. and saturday almost all the -- close eye on. and saturday almost all the snow is lake-effect snow. the eastern edge of the lakes through western p.a., western new york, the better chances for some of the snow with that system. a lot to watch there, guys. >> all right. and you don't -- that's all loaded into your thing. you press -- press it, and it just -- it happened. you don't have like -- you're not pressing snow. you don't have like a rain button or sleet button. you can't just turn that into sleet, can you? >> if i could do it, i would turn atlanta into a ski town. >> that would be good. in denver now, do you know, is it going better than last year -- in the reeks there, do they have a better base? is it looking good for the season, do you know? >> so far
rogers of michigan. chairman, thanks very much for coming in. so you've gone through this report. the classify, the declassified version, what's your reaction. >> well, a couple of concern. one of the concerns i have is, first of all, it certainly verified all that we had found, and we had talked about for weeks, of really what is gross negligence on behalf of the security directorates. and clearly to this report, there are other departments that were involved, i think, in that intelligence. that's clear to me in the report. >> because you told us the other day, gross negligence. those were the words you used. >> well, the one thing that concerned me is that the report said that we found all of those problems, but we find no one to have disciplinary action toward. that's concerning to me. that protects the culture. they blamed it on their bureaucracy. so if everybody is responsible, nobody is responsible. that's a huge problem. this was a catastrophic failure. >> because the report does say, security posture at that diplomatic mission, security posture that was inadequate for ben
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